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Expansion Success Stories

The Greater Portland region is a leading talent magnet, maintaining one of the highest in-migration rates in the country as a place where people want to live, work and play. The region's business friendly climate and competitive costs also draw businesses that want to expand to the area. 

In the following business expansion success stories, companies discuss how Greater Portland’s character inspires people and businesses to become part of our vibrant community.

  • LAM RESEARCH
    LAM RESEARCH

    WHY LAM CHOSE GREATER PORTLAND:

    Talent and quality of life that is similar culture to the Bay Area.

    Since opening their doors in Tualatin, Oregon, Lam has been growing and bringing additional talented engineers to the area. They are also able to hire experienced mechanical, electrical, systems, and process engineers from the region.

    Click here for the rest of the LAM story.


     
  • INTEL
    INTEL

    WHY INTEL CHOSE GREATER PORTLAND:

    Talent, supply chain and infrastructure. 

    Intel had trouble retaining talent in Santa Clara, and there was an established culture of job-hopping in the Silicon Valley, where fast-growing tech companies continually poached talent from nearby competitors. In Oregon, Intel was able to create a more stable workforce through coordination with the higher educational institutions. 

    Click here for the rest of the Intel story.
  • MOZILLA
    MOZILLA

    WHY MOZILLA CHOSE GREATER PORTLAND:

    Talent, higer-ed alignment, business friendliness and a collaboration.  

    To support long-term business operations, Mozilla was looking for talent, and immediately found a lot of open source talent in Portland. The regional ecosystem is fed and nurtured by Oregon State University’s Open Source Lab. Mozilla credits Jama Software, Viewpoint Construction Software, Puppet Labs, Urban Airship and the Technology Association of Oregon with encouraging and supporting its Portland expansion. 

    Click here for the rest of the Mozilla story.
  • SALESFORCE
    SALESFORCE

    WHY SALESFORCE CHOSE GREATER PORTLAND:

    Talent, and a similar culture to San Francisco. 

    Salesforce looked at a number of cities across the US and chose Portland for several reasons, including its incredible talent pool and proximity to our headquarters in San Francisco. They believe the Greater Portland community really jibes with the San Francisco feel and the culture that Salesforce.com has.

    Click here for the rest of the Salesforce story.

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